Archaeomagnetic data: The propagation of an error

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Abstract

When utilising archaeomagnetic data to constrain geomagnetic field models, uncertainties in inclination are often given as the angular standard deviation. This is a factor of √2 larger than the standard deviation of the marginal distribution of inclination and a number of recent studies have overestimated the sampling contribution to the error budget. More generally, the uncertainties in inclination and declination are smaller than the corresponding axes of the of the error ellipse.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Geology
  • Geophysics

Keywords

  • Archaeomagnetism, Error analysis, Geomagnetic field modelling, Palaeomagnetism
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Volume289
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes